platelet rich plasma (prp)
Minimize post-operative downtime and accelerate healing with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Patients considering surgery have two questions. How long is the recovery? and When can I return to normal social and business activities? If you are like most people, you have a busy schedule whether it is due to family, social, or business related issues. No matter what the prevailing reasons, we all want to return to our public activities as soon as possible.
The Healing Process
We all heal at different rates depending on our genetics and general health status. Platelet Rich Plasma is a revolutionary technical innovation which minimizes post operative down time and exhilarates the healing process.
Platelet Rich Plasma is a by-product of blood (plasma) that is rich in platelets. Platelet Rich Plasma technology concentrates your very own healing factors from a small sample of your own blood. During healing, the body rushes many cells to the wound to initiate the healing process. One of the cell types is platelets. These platelets release growth factors into the wound, which then assist the body in repairing itself by stimulating stem cells to regenerate new tissue. The more growth factors released into the wound, the more stem cells produce new host tissue.
Clinical Applications of PRP
Platelet Rich Plasma has many clinical applications. These include bone grafting for dental implants, sonic weld procedures, sinus graft procedures, ridge augmentation procedures, soft tissue grafts, connective tissue grafts, and Alloderm procedures.
Benefits of PRP
Since PRP is a by-product of the patients own blood, disease transmission is not an issue. It is also convenient because it can be generated at the time of the surgical procedure. The growth factors released by the PRP allow the tissue to regenerate more quickly. PRP is easy to handle and actually improves the ease of application of bone substitute materials and bone grafting products by making them more gel-like.